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Jim Dine


 




 

Jim Dine

Jim Dine was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1935. He studied at the University of Cincinnati, the Boston Museum School, and in 1957 received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Ohio University. After graduation, he moved to New York City and became involved with a circle of artists—including Robert Rauschenberg, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein.

As an artist, Mr. Dine incorporates images of everyday objects in his artwork, but he diverges from the coldness and impersonal nature of pop art by making works that fuse personal passions and everyday experiences. His repeated use of familiar and personally significant objects, such as a robe, hands, tools, and hearts, is a signature of his art.

In his early work, Mr. Dine created mostly assemblages in which he attached actual objects to his painted canvases, as in Shoes Walking on My Brain (1960). From 1959 to 1960, Mr. Dine also was a pioneer of happenings, works of art that took the form of theatrical events or demonstrations.

In 1967, Jim Dine and his family moved to London, England, where he devoted his energies to printmaking and drawing. When he returned to the United States in 1971, he concentrated on figure drawing. Jim Dine is considered among the most accomplished draftsmen of his generation, and is known for his series of self-portraits and portraits of his wife, Nancy. Mr. Dine's attention turned to sculptural work in the early 1980s when he created sculptures based on the ancient sculpture Venus de Milo. His recent art uses imagery borrowed from ancient Greek, Egyptian, and African objects.
 

 

 

Robe
1992


 

The Circus #4


 

Hot Dog


 

Black and White Robe


 

The Jerusalem Plant #9


 

Watercolor Zerkall


 

Thorpe-Le-Sorbe #5


 

Coming Home Hearts


 

Five Lights in the Valley


 

Boot silhouettes


 

The Stop-Lite


 

The Flying Lady


 

Crash

1960



 

The Confetti Heart I, Plate 2 from the Astra Series

1985



 

Double Hearts VI

1970



 

Venus at Sunset


 

Pliers from Ten Winter Tools series


 

Toolbox, #9

1966



 

Toolbox, #4
1966



 

Toolbox, #7

1966



 

Garrity’s Necklace

1986



 

Night Venus and Sappho

1985



 

The Foam
1990



 

My Nights in Santa Monica


 

The garden of Eden


 

Untitled


 

Cinco pies de herramientas de colores


 

Four German Brushes


 

San Marco with Meissen Figure and the Buddha


 

Second Baby Drawing


 

Study for This Sovereign Life


 

Five Paintbrushes
1973


 

Monotype II

1982


 

Double Hearts 1


 

Hand Painting on the Mandala

1986


 

Kindergarten Robes

1983


 

July on the Paulouse



 

Large Heart, Summer #2




 

Nine Views of Winter #9

1985


 

Beehive




 

Red, White and Blue Venus for Mondale

1984


 

Viennese Hearts

1990


 

Robe 1



 

A Robe in Winter


 

Sun's Night Glow


 

Magenta Woodcut


 


Wheatfields


 


Two Palettes (Sears, Roebuck; Francis Picabia)



 

Putney Winter Heart 3


 

On Top of the Wood
 

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